Toronto Star: Pages of the Past platform and name change

On December 3rd, 2013, ProQuest will be discontinuing the old Micromedia platform for our Toronto Star: Pages of the Past database, making it only available on the new ProQuest platform. The database will also be undergoing a name change: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Toronto Star.

We'll be making changes behind the scenes to descriptions in our catalogue, database pages, Subject Guides, etc., but please prepare for the switch in December and in the new semester beyond, especially faculty members having to possibly update their teaching materials and assignments.

If you would like to try out this product on its new platform now, go into any of our other ProQuest databases (e.g. ABI/INFORM Global), click the "1 database" link in it, and then clear all checkmarks and add a checkmark next to "ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Toronto Star (1894-2011)".


Published on Nov 15, 2013, 03:01PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Cables and Adaptors now available through the ITS Service Desks

From Wednesday November 6th , all cables and adaptors currently circulated through Seneca Libraries’ Borrower Services desks will be available to sign out at the ITS Service Desks at each campus.


Published on Nov 05, 2013, 09:54AM in category: Events at Newnham Library by Jane Foo

CANCELLED - Library Search Unavailable Friday October 4 from 8-9 pm

Please note that the scheduled maintenance downtime for our library search tonight at 8 pm has been cancelled. 

Due to scheduled maintenance work, the library search will not be available on Friday, October 4 from 8 - 9 pm.  During this time, please use the library catalogue to search for books and videos, and the database guide to search for articles

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Published on Oct 03, 2013, 10:36AM in category: Resources by Jane Foo

Library Catalogue Unavailable August 20 - 22, 2013

Due to an upgrade our library catalogue will be unavailable August 20 - 22, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please use the Seneca library search to search for articles and ebooks or contact us if you have any questions or require library assistance during this downtime. 


Published on Aug 20, 2013, 10:20AM in category: Events at Newnham Library by Jane Foo

Last day to return library books - August 16, 2013

Reminder to all students!!

All library books must be returned and all library fines must be settled by August 16, 2013.
Failure to settle your account may result in losing your library borrowing privileges and in withholding of your transcript.

Borrowing between semesters
Students registered for the semester immediately following the current one may borrow items during the break between semesters.  Returning full-time students must show a copy of their timetable to the Borrower Services staff and returning part-time students must show their registration papers.


Online renewals prior to August 16, 2013 will extend the due date to the end of the semester, which is August 16, 2013 . If you are registered for the next semester and would like to extend the due date to later than August 16, 2013, the renewal must be done in person or through the phone.


Published on Aug 12, 2013, 07:38AM in category: Events at Newnham Library by Yanti Darmohusodo

Course textbooks in Library use only

A reminder to all students: Course Textbooks in Library.

The Seneca Libraries carry one copy of most course textbooks. 
These textbooks are intended for quick reference and therefore cannot leave the library at any time.
This policy will be enforced throughout the semester.
For open book tests and exams, students are expected to bring with them their own copy of the textbook


Published on Aug 12, 2013, 07:26AM in category: General by Yanti Darmohusodo

Civic Holiday Weekend Closure

Seneca Libraries will be closed during the Civic Holiday long weekend (August 3 - 5, 2013).

We will re-open on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30 am. For a look at all our opening hours please visit


Published on Aug 01, 2013, 10:06AM in category: General by Jane Foo

RESOLVED -Books 24/7 - Temporarily Unavailable

The eBook database Books 24/7 is temporarily unavailable. The vendor is working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try back later.


Published on Jul 19, 2013, 03:30PM in category: Announcements by Michelle Gravelle

Canada Day Long Weekend and Seneca Library Catalogue Downtime (June 29)

All libraries will be closed from Saturday, June 29 until Monday, July 1, 2013 (Canada Day).

Due to IT server maintenance work, the library catalogue will be unavailable on Saturday, June 29, 2013 (long weekend).  The library website and databases will be available throughout the long weekend.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Published on Jun 21, 2013, 03:19PM in category: Events at Newnham Library by Jane Foo

Canada Statute Service and Ontario Citator Service

After deliberation by Seneca Libraries' Collections Committee and after obtaining feedback from faculty, we have decided not to renew our subscriptions to the online databases Canada Statute Service and Ontario Citator Service. The online versions of these titles were getting low use relative to their cost. We are retaining their print format equivalents at Newnham (REF KE106 .C25 and REF KEO144 .O57, respectively) and a substantial part of the information found in them may also be found on the official federal and provincial government sites ( and, respectively), as well as in our other databases such as LawSource and Quicklaw Core ( and third-party sources such as CanLII (


Published on May 30, 2013, 05:21PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz